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Member Spotlight: Vincent Tse

Need advice on tech accessories? You're in luck. Excesssorize Me's Vincent Tse has an excess of them and is sharing his knowledge on YouTube. We sat down with him to find out how he went from an engineering student to a digital advertising agency to video extraordinaire.
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How To Balance Your Side Hustle And Your Main Gig

You can have your cake and eat it too. And by cake, we mean side hustle and main gig. It's a myth that you can't have both!
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Top Five Ice Cream Shops You Should Hit Up This Summer

Cool off on hot days with our i-cone-nic recommendations.
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Three Ways Companies Can Attract Remote Workers

Looking for new employees? Expand your talent search by reaching out to remote workers with this handy guide.
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Member Spotlight: Anthony Alfonsi

Sit down, be humble! We sat down with self-proclaimed introverted entrepreneur Anthony Alfonsi and discussed how to turn a perceived weakness into a strength in business.
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Three Things Workers Can Learn From Start-up Employees

We're proud to give a lot of startups a home here at Project Spaces! Here are a few takeaways that we've picked up from their employees.
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Summer Sports Leagues to Sign Up for in Toronto

Curious about which sports leagues in the 6ix are worth joining this summer? We’ve got you covered!
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Ways To Stay Motivated When You Work Remotely

It can be difficult to give yourself the boost you need when you're working from afar. Check out this handy guide on how to stay motivated while working remotely.
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How To Strengthen Your Remote Team’s Company Culture

Boost morale and keep everyone on your team no matter where they are on the same page with these helpful tips and tricks.
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Member Spotlight: Joy Yap

Being a solopreneur is no walk in the park but PS member, Joy Yap, manages to soak up all the experiences that running your own skincare brand has to offer.
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Best Bike Trails in Toronto

If you haven't already, get your bicycle out of storage and try out these trails!
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Best Places for Digital Nomads to Find Work

If you’re looking to begin your journey to becoming a digital nomad or seeking your next position, you’ve come to the right place!
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Tips on Finding an Introvert-Friendly Workplace

From digital communication to optional events, making introverts feel comfortable is simple if you have the right tips!
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Three Lessons From Vladimir Antaki

The second you step into our King West location, you see Vladimir Antaki's larger than life work. It only made sense for the larger than life photographer to stop by and drop some knowledge.
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How to Stay Organized as a Digital Nomad

If you've ever moved, you'll understand how much organization is required to make it go smoothly. Digital nomads need an equal amount of organization to work smoothly. Here are some tips and tricks.
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Member Spotlight: Stacked HR

For this month's member spotlight we sat down with brothers in business, Ilan and Jared Saks, to chat about how they're helping tech startups find the right people and grow rapidly.
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Best Dog Parks for Urban Pups

Moving to the 6ix? Worried about your dog not having space to roam? Worry no more!
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It’s Official – Remote Workers Are Performing Better Than Office Workers!

Sitting at a desk day in and day out is so passe. We have definitive proof that remote workers are more productive than office workers. Read on for more information.
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How To Be A Good Client

It's a win-win when both you and the freelancer or agency you've hired are happy. Here's how to be a good client and maybe even form a new business partnership!
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Member Spotlight: Miryam Lazarte

Starting a company is hard. Scaling that company is harder. But what about scaling in another country or continent? Where do you even begin? Thankfully, there are people like Miryam Lazarte to point you in the right direction.
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Top Reasons to Become a Digital Nomad

Freedom to travel, work-life balance, no distractions, exploration and cheap rent - sounds like a dream, right? Make your dream a reality by becoming a digital nomad today!
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Best Spring Events for Entrepreneurs

'Tis the season for putting your energy into something new or breathing new life into your business! Here is a list of all the entrepreneurial events going on in our city!
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The Benefits of Working With Strangers

Working alongside strangers in a coworking space is one of the best ways to expand your network! Find out the other benefits of working with strangers here:
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Member Spotlight: Marsha Druker

Isn't it rare and refreshing to hear people talk about their losses as opposed to their wins? That's how Marsha Druker feels and what led to start a unique event series here in Toronto.
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Becoming A Digital Nomad For Dummies

The life of a digital nomad isn't easy. Here's our foolproof guide for making the transition from 9-5er to remote worker.
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Why You Should Question Everything

Project Spaces member Scott Ste Marie is an advocate for mental health awareness. His advice for coping with feelings of anxiety or depression? Ask all the questions!
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Member Spotlight: Evan Hall

We highly recommend getting a plate of your favourite seafood before reading this member spotlight with Evan Hall. He's the CEO and co-founder of Wittaya Aqua, a software company that simplifies the process of getting fish from farms to your mouth.
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The Benefits of Working on a Small Team

Working in a tight-knit group is vastly underrated in our opinion. Here's why working on a small but mighty team is becoming more and more popular.
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Why our Lounge Membership is Perfect for Those with Commitment Issues

If you have commitment issues, don't worry, we don't judge. In fact, we welcome those who fear settling down with our lounge membership.
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Toronto Bucket List for Newcomers, Old-Timers and Visitors

To be a true Torontonian, cross these five items off of your bucket list for our incredible, vibrant city!
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Member Spotlight: Apartment

We spoke to the risk takers behind Apartment about the new world of marketing, the importance of leaps of faith and how necessary it is for entrepreneurs to have structure.
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Top Gifts to Get the Digital Nomad in Your Life

This comprehensive gift guide will help you pick the perfect gift for the world-travelling remote worker or freelancer in your circle. Happy holidays!
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The Top Winter Activities in Toronto

Getting outside is proven to boost happy hormones in the brain, and when we’re happier, we’re more productive, and when we're more productive, we’re more confident (and the list goes on!)
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Member Spotlight: Emily Silverman

This month we sat down with Emily Silverman, the creative brain behind Arnold Street Media. We spoke to Emily about what went down before Arnold Street met King Street, evolving your business over time, and what it is about her job that makes showing up to work each day so thrilling.
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Company Culture in the Age of Remote Working

Nowadays, workplaces are comprised of remote workers, digital nomads and freelancers. It can be tricky to keep company culture strong with teams spread out around the world. Maintain your vibe with this handy guide.
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The Best Side Hustles for Digital Nomads

Digital nomads are able to work where they want, when they want. You can travel the world equipped with only a laptop. However, it is a risky endeavour to live this way.
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Member Spotlight: Heritage Park Studio

King West members, Ben and Michelle, turned their passion into a business. They gave us the inside info on how they were able to pursue careers in creative industries and what led them to each other and their photography studio.
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Top Bars Nearby to Grab a Drink After Work

We're lucky to be so close to so many incredible bars in the city. Here are five of our favourites.
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Ways to Create a Peaceful Work Environment

It's important to feel at peace when you're at work. Read on for more information on how to transform your office into an oasis.
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5 Takeaways from Wesley Chan’s Fireside Chat

It's not every day we have an early Product Developer from Google come and bless the PS community with knowledge. Here are five things we learned from Wesley Chan.
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Top 5 Startups in Canada in 2018

These five companies have dominated the Canadian startup game so far this year. Read on to find out why.
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Team Building Activities to Promote Office Culture

Team building activities in the workplace are as important as they are corny.
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In Conversation: Danny Forest

Camden Street member Danny Forest has a lot on the go. From travel, photography, video game design, self-help writing and e-commerce, learn how this jack of all trades learned the art of the side hustle.
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Let's Get Physical

Our two downtown locations are close to a lot of fun places to get active. Here are our favourite places to sweat it out and relieve some stress.
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Start-up Success 101

Running a start-up is nowhere near as simple as it seems. Here are some elements to consider when starting up a start-up.
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Helpful Tools for Digital Nomads

Remote working isn't for everyone but with these helpful apps & tools, being a Digital Nomad is a whole lot sweeter!
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In Conversation: Alan Leonard

At Project Spaces, everyone has a unique story to tell. With our monthly member spotlights, we delve deep into the worlds of our members to learn more about what drives them. This month we chat with Alan Leonard, UX Lead at Sparkgeo.
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Why you Should Host your Next Event at a Coworking Space

Finding the ideal location to host an event without breaking the bank can be tricky. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider hosting your next event at an innovative coworking space.
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Why Large Companies are Moving into Coworking Spaces

Here are two of the top reasons that large companies are making the move from private high-rise offices to coworking spaces
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Top Tips for Networking like a Pro

Coworking spaces create an environment for creators, designers, influencers and founders from diverse backgrounds to motivate each other and thrive. Here are some tips to help you effortlessly gain connections at a coworking space and grow your business.
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Best Lunch Spots for Meeting Clients

One of the most exciting things about living in the city is the seemingly unlimited access it gives you to food and wine. Toronto has an incredible dining scene, with no shortage of restaurants dedicated to cultural cuisines to delight your taste buds. Here are four of our Project Spaces top lunch spots for meeting clients.
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In Conversation: Derek Davy

At Project Spaces, everyone has a unique story to tell. With our monthly member spotlights, we delve deep into the worlds of our members to learn what makes them tick. This month, we introduce you to Derek Davy, the man behind the innovative water-purification startup, Econse.
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What it’s Like to be Part of the Project Spaces Community

Nowadays, you can secure gainful employment at a company you’ve never set foot in. However, for many reasons, working from home isn’t always the best option for those remote workers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs who crave a community.
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Stay Fuelled: Top Places to Grab a Coffee in Toronto

If you're in our hood, the following cafés may just have what it takes to help you cultivate the moment of peace you need to unlock new levels of productivity during your workday.
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Staying Productive 101

Whether you’d label yourself as a chronic procrastinator, or feel you need some simple and effective tips to ensure you crush through your daily to-do lists, here’s everything you need to know about staying productive.
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In Conversation: Lauren Kerbel

Within the four walls of Project Spaces you can find all types of people, from passionate creatives to driven entrepreneurs and everything in between! This month we sat down with talented Designer Lauren Kerbel to talk about how she got started and what makes her tick.
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4 Reasons Why the Traditional 9-5 is on Its Way Out

The “gig economy” is replacing the traditional 9-5 office job. And fast. Want to find out why remote working and coworking spaces are revolutionizing the way we think about work? Check out our top 4 reasons why the workplace landscape is changing.
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Top 5 Reasons Why Interns Belong on Your Team

In today’s economy, internships are becoming the norm. They can be an effective gateway to landing an entry-level position. But are interns worth the investment? Our experts weigh in with five reasons why an intern can make a valuable addition to your team.
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How to Strengthen your Company Culture

If you’re an entrepreneur, you certainly understand that defining company values and living up to them is what sets the foundation for a vibrant and productive workplace. Here are two top strategies for strengthening your company culture.
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How To Effectively Manage Remote Workers

During the rise of the boomer generation, it was quite common for individuals to work at one company for the entire duration of their career. Going into work everyday was a lifelong routine. However, nobody at that time could’ve foreseen the technological developments in our society that would go on to make remote working possible. Here are two of our top tips for managing remote workers.
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Better Together: The Value of Community

While you’ve certainly heard the timeless proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, what happens when that child grows up? Proclamations about the value of autonomy and independence are frequently touted as ideals that adults are supposed to strive to live up to, however, community is one of mankind’s necessary keys to survival.
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2018 New Year Special

No matter what your goals are for 2018, if you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer, chances are they’re pretty important to you. We get that, and we want to help.
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Starting Out With Startups

Our summer intern, Kate Kelleher, caught up with some of the other students working at Project Spaces to gain insight into what it's like working with entrepreneurs in a Toronto coworking space.
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Canada’s AI Leaders Find a Home at King West

NEXT Canada's NextAI program launched this year and their first cohort has been working away at King West. We caught up with some of their founders to find out more about the accelerator experience and how Toronto coworking factors into the equation.
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The Birdman

Award winning photographer and artist Vladimir Antaki stands with The Birdman, one of the iconic portraits from his Guardians photo series. This 14x9 ft print was featured at Nuit Blanche Toronto and at the Honest Ed’s Farewell Art Maze before finding a permanent home in the King West lounge.
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Meet Patio Interactive

We had a quick chat with PATIO Interactive Founder Charles Bern to see what visitors can expect at Startup Open House 2016.
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Startup Open House 2016

Startup Open House is back! We're excited to participate for the third year in a row by opening our doors to the community and those interested to get an inside look at the world of startups.
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Interview with Neil Martin

I recently sat down for an interview with The Farm SoHo, a New York workspace that's creating a global resource for coworking. We talked about how Project Spaces came to be, the diversity of our community and my advice for entrepreneurs (among other things).
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Breather Partnership

Breather is a Montreal-based company with the mission of building a network of beautiful spaces that you can unlock on-demand, to work, meet, and relax.
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Five Years Later

Armed only with a wifi connection, some folding tables and a keg fridge, we opened our first space in August 2011. Our first members (though we were definitely not calling them that at the time) were our friends; people crazy enough to think they could start their own businesses too.
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The Drop-in Revolution

It's called the Lounge Membership and we think you might just fall in love with it.
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A Content Strategy That Actually Works

Content covers anything you produce for the Internet, including social media posts, landing pages, video, and slideshows. But what most people mean when they talk about content marketing is blog posts.
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New Health & Dental Plan

We know that working for yourself isn’t just about being productive; it’s about being happy and healthy too. We strive to offer a range of services to help boost your business, but also your personal well-being.
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Can You Take a Hynt?

Madhu Chamarty, an Indian-born Stanford graduate who achieved great success in Silicon Valley is on to his newest project with the creation of Hynt.
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Top 5 Books for Startup Founders

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” The entrepreneurs at Project: SPACES know this better than anyone, as they often credit the knowledge they gained from reading to their real life success.
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Coffee x Create x Sleep

This mural by South African designer and typographer Ben Johnston was completed in February 2014 to celebrate the opening of our Camden Street location. The phrase embodies the fundamentals of #startuplife.
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Stop & Look

Ben chose the quote from the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) to remind passionate, hardworking entrepreneurs that it’s important to appreciate the small victories and remember why they do what they do.
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Strange Beauties

This paintings were created at King West by award-winning Canadian artist and former member, Jen Mann, as she developed her Strange Beauties (2013) series.
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Ways to Start the New Year Off Right

Take some time to reflect on last year while focusing on next year with these tips and unique resolution techniques.
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